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by Noah M
August 8th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It has been a while
Replies: 3
Views: 5439

It has been a while

Not sure where to begin because I'm not sure where it ended. That's enough of an intro; here are some photographs from this year. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48447559242_5f818846a6_c.jpg Pygmy Salamander by Noah Mueller , on Flickr Pygmy Salamander in NC https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4...
by Noah M
August 8th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida bound next month! Here piggy piggy!
Replies: 2
Views: 4657

Re: Florida bound next month! Here piggy piggy!

Be careful herping in the National Park. I've heard of people getting citations for moving even burms off the road. If you see anything, I would just observe and photograph.
by Noah M
July 8th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 65414

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Jimi wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 10:16 am

So, what's the little guy look like now?

I'll have to take updated pictures. I've just been super busy with work, volunteering and I just got back from salamander hunting in NC.
by Noah M
June 30th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 65414

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

June 25th, 2019 was the day. This was the day the coachwhip decided to eat a rodent. On a whim, after years of catching anoles, I bought a fuzzy from the pet shop dropped it in the tank. Lightning quick as ever, the little bugger shot out his hide and inhaled the rodent. It was alive, but completely...
by Noah M
June 29th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Larval ID question
Replies: 1
Views: 4663

Re: Larval ID question

Not 100% sure, but if it turns out to be a Fowler's, maybe you could submit it to this guide?

https://ashtonbiodiversity.com/home/edu ... mmon-name/
by Noah M
March 8th, 2019, 3:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's up with naherp?
Replies: 9
Views: 7182

Re: What's up with naherp?

Long story short, they're working on it.
by Noah M
March 6th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's up with naherp?
Replies: 9
Views: 7182

Re: What's up with naherp?

I just PMed Don about it. I have been having the same issues. I know a lot of people may not use it much anymore, but I certainly still do and would like it to keep going. I know that perhaps one day it will be taken down. I would hope that before then we are all given a chance to download our recor...
by Noah M
April 22nd, 2018, 5:49 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 65414

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

I read a few things, but I have been MIA for a while. My apologies. I'm not sure where I left off, but the little guy is alive and well, happy with his diet of brown anoles. He's up to 2-3 of them a week, and I offer a basking light 3-4 days a week as well, keeping the metabolism up. The days he doe...
by Noah M
August 28th, 2017, 10:49 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 65414

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

I am considering getting a ava/uvb light for it. I'm not sure it needs any extra heat, but light probably will be good for it. Although, I think they likely spend a fair amount of time underground in burrows and under cover.
by Noah M
August 27th, 2017, 7:31 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: FHF has moved chapter threads.....
Replies: 33
Views: 23183

Re: FHF has moved chapter threads.....

To recapitulate - 4-5 regionally driven sub-forums, following state boundaries.

Yeah, that sounds good to me.
by Noah M
August 27th, 2017, 7:04 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 65414

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

I have some type of heat and UVA light bulb. It is an old one from I think ZooMed. The whip is in ts own tank (obviously) but it is also in its own room (the office) which has two large windows. The whip's tank is not directly in front of the windows, but the room does get bright in the morning and ...
by Noah M
August 17th, 2017, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from larva
Replies: 10
Views: 5367

Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Nawww... I would say the Cal King is the Marbled Salamander of the snake world. :lol:
by Noah M
August 16th, 2017, 1:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 65414

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

The last offering was last Sunday and I again offered an open-faced sandwich of anole and pinkie. But it refused both. I wasn't bothered by this. It did eat 2 prey items on the last feed, so perhaps it was full. Also, I have not seen it out looking around, displaying the characteristic traits of 'hu...
by Noah M
August 15th, 2017, 1:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from larva
Replies: 10
Views: 5367

Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Thanks for the photo sequence...but mine must not have paid attention to your lesson.
by Noah M
August 6th, 2017, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Attachment is now available on FHF.....
Replies: 11
Views: 32670

Re: Photo Attachment is now available on FHF.....

That is awesome. Thank you Scott.
by Noah M
August 6th, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 65414

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Whip update. I washed a pinkie today and accidentally peeled some of the skin back. I took a frozen anole and made it 'hug' the pinkie and placed the whole thing in the whip's tank under the heat lamp. I left to run some errands and returned to find both anole and pinkie missing. The previous time i...
by Noah M
August 3rd, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 65414

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Thank you for your comments. I've thought about the visual aspect of it being a hunter. I've thought that eventually when the snake is large enough, a hopper zipping by might trigger some response because even now the biggest mice I feel comfortable feeding it just roll around in place. But then I a...
by Noah M
July 31st, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 65414

Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

I caught a very young Eastern Coachwhip back in March. I did not plan on keeping it unless it could settle in and regularly eat - and it has. It has never once bit me, but it does get aggressive around shed times. I have been feeding it f/t brown anoles that I've caught from around the house and on ...
by Noah M
July 31st, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: photobucket no longer allows 3rd party pic hosting for free
Replies: 12
Views: 6098

Re: photobucket no longer allows 3rd party pic hosting for f

Good to hear. I switched from Photobucket to Flickr about a year ago and I have enjoyed it very much. I would hate to have to pay though.
by Noah M
June 24th, 2017, 6:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One-eyed Tadpole
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

One-eyed Tadpole

I think this is probably just a squirrel tree frog, but I thought it was neat and wanted to share. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4216/34663766704_b6d65bc54f_c.jpg IMG_0242-B by Noah Mueller , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4231/34663766374_8aabb66f99_c.jpg IMG_0251-C by Noah Mueller , on Fl...
by Noah M
June 17th, 2017, 3:59 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: FHF has moved chapter threads.....
Replies: 33
Views: 23183

Re: FHF has moved chapter threads.....

I think regional subforums under FHF, would be a good idea. How it is divided doesn't really matter that much IMO. People will quickly figure out where to go for what they're looking for. Regarding NAFHA - speaking for myself, much of the mission of NAFHA still remains with me. I still do many of th...
by Noah M
June 17th, 2017, 3:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visual Guide to Tadpoles and Morphs of the Eastern U.S.
Replies: 12
Views: 9941

Re: Visual Guide to Tadpoles and Morphs of the Eastern U.S.

I'm just bumping this up.

I emailed this to a friend who does some basic webdesign. I think it wouldn't be hard to make into a website.

Just an idea - I wonder if it could be housed here: https://ashtonbiodiversity.com/
by Noah M
June 4th, 2017, 5:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visual Guide to Tadpoles and Morphs of the Eastern U.S.
Replies: 12
Views: 9941

Re: Visual Guide to Tadpoles and Morphs of the Eastern U.S.

Since this has been moved, and given the amount of work Matt put into creating this, I would hate to see this get buried. I wonder if a moderator would be willing to create a separate forum for things that previously had been stickied. Things like this and maybe the bio pages? I think this thread is...
by Noah M
June 4th, 2017, 5:01 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: FHF has moved chapter threads.....
Replies: 33
Views: 23183

Re: FHF has moved chapter threads.....

I'm 100% okay with this. As somebody who used to regularly check the Southeast chapter and somebody who at one point took a much more active role in NAFHA leadership, I find myself busy with other things (e.g working with the Eastern Diamondback Conservation Foundation). Speaking in terms of even th...
by Noah M
February 26th, 2017, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Clever Snake Mom?
Replies: 32
Views: 11550

Re: Clever Snake Mom?

I just find the stuff and then let you guys sort it out. I'll go with turtle eggs for now. It seems like that is where most of the arrows point. Here is a Florida water snake I saw today while out birding. https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2809/33139838495_45a2ca11ba_c.jpg Florida Water Snake by Noah Mu...
by Noah M
February 23rd, 2017, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter So Far
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: Winter So Far

That is a nice selection of things. I'm jealous of all of the salamanders. I may do some dipnetting to scratch that sally itch. It has been pretty dry down here. We did get some rain yesterday and I took a short drive but didn't turn up much of anything (toads and a pig frog). We need a serious weat...
by Noah M
February 23rd, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Updated Database Entry Levels List-2-20-17
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

Re: Updated Database Entry Levels List-2-20-17

I would love to but apparently my sticky privileges were not granted when I became a moderator.

I'll race you to 3,000 entries...haha.
by Noah M
February 18th, 2017, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Clever Snake Mom?
Replies: 32
Views: 11550

Re: Clever Snake Mom

The other logs did not reveal any eggs or shell fragments.
by Noah M
February 17th, 2017, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Mississippi in late march early April
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

Re: Southern Mississippi in late march early April

I've been told by much more experienced people to stop at bridges and look for turtles. Maybe you can turn up something that way?
by Noah M
February 17th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander larva ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

Re: Salamander larva ID help

Thanks. I've seen dwarfs before, but darker ones in mucky water down in the peninsula. Up in the panhandle they often are lighter, almost yellow. This probably partly why there is a current taxonomic debate about dwarfs. Having said that, I am confident it wasn't a dwarf. I agree with the descriptio...
by Noah M
February 16th, 2017, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Clever Snake Mom?
Replies: 32
Views: 11550

Re: Clever Snake Mom

It was next to some logs. Maybe only a few inches apart. The first photograph is exactly as it was found, with 3-4 logs just out of view (macro lens for salamanders). I was salamandering and looking at the logs first, only to discover the turtle shell. Perhaps the snake felt comfortable amid the log...
by Noah M
February 13th, 2017, 6:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Clever Snake Mom?
Replies: 32
Views: 11550

Re: Clever Snake Mom

There were 3 eggs inside, one had cracked a bit and was oozing yellow egg stuff. The other two were still intact. After a few quick photos I put it back as it was found to let nature run its course. I don't know much about turtle biology, but those three eggs took up a lot of space in the cavity of ...
by Noah M
February 11th, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Clever Snake Mom?
Replies: 32
Views: 11550

Clever Snake Mom?

I came across this with a friend earlier this week. What at first appeared to be just a musk turtle shell turned out to be an incubator of sorts. I would guess they were black racer eggs, but I don't really know. Has anyone ever seen anything like this before? https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/423/32686...
by Noah M
February 11th, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander larva ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

Salamander larva ID help

Repost from the SE chapter. Thought some of you might be able to help.

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... 11&t=24119
by Noah M
February 11th, 2017, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feb 28th and later- Palm Beach County and South activity?
Replies: 7
Views: 5538

Re: Feb 28th and later- Palm Beach County and South activity

Even up here in central Florida in the past few days I have hiked up a racer and a friend found a young eastern hog cruising around his back yard.
by Noah M
February 11th, 2017, 6:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Mississippi in late march early April
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

Re: Southern Mississippi in late march early April

Sorry I cannot be of help. I don't know that area well.
by Noah M
February 11th, 2017, 6:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander Larvae
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

Salamander Larvae

Anybody know what this guy is? It was found in a stream in the Florida panhandle. My guess would be a Eurycea of some kinda, but I don't really know. https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3916/32797314766_fe867e9d65_c.jpg Unknown Salamander Larva by Noah Mueller , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/235...
by Noah M
February 5th, 2017, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Beginner herper.
Replies: 9
Views: 3234

Re: Beginner herper.

I like WMAs because you can often go off trail. If you find a park is too heavily trafficked both in terms of cars on the road and people on trails, WMAs offer a good alternative.
by Noah M
February 3rd, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies (2014 update)
Replies: 31
Views: 13610

Re: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies (2014 update)

Welcome. The forum has been slower in the past few years, but some of us are still around. I'm looking forward to hearing some stories.
by Noah M
February 3rd, 2017, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Beginner herper.
Replies: 9
Views: 3234

Re: Beginner herper.

I'm glad you're excited about herping. I'm from northern Florida so I can't help you with spots down there. I also think it worth noting that one of the first rules you might learn about herping is you don't get information without giving information. People very rarely offer up herping spots to jus...
by Noah M
January 30th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for some Florida advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 2111

Re: Looking for some Florida advice!

Ya know, I really have no clue. The springs are known for their water clarity. It seems like they would be better than any of the other options.
by Noah M
January 23rd, 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feb 28th and later- Palm Beach County and South activity?
Replies: 7
Views: 5538

Re: Feb 28th and later- Palm Beach County and South activity

Thanks for the note! I'm one of those north Florida guys so I don't much about Palm Beach area, but I suspect exotics will be plentiful and I do believe winter is Indigo season.

Best of luck. :beer:
by Noah M
January 15th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weird Salamander
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Noah M

I've seen known Apalachicola duskies with "spots", because they have a pattern on their backs as juveniles, but they are variable. The photo here reminds me of those and looks similar to what I think are Ocoee larvae I found in NC (which some folks also said were Eurycea :crazyeyes: ). There needs t...
by Noah M
January 14th, 2017, 10:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weird Salamander
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Re: Weird Salamander

Also, Nate says this is not a Desmog but instead Eurycea. I counted 5 toes on the hind feet, which means if it is Eurycea, then it is a 2-lined or a 3-lined. But, considering that Desmogs are far and away more common in this area, I thought it was just that, an Apalachicola Dusky. Thoughts? https://...
by Noah M
January 14th, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weird Salamander
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Re: Weird Salamander

Given its size, I would actually say it is likely to be similar to the top right of your sequence. Here it is next to a known adult. It is obviously a bit smaller. These two were found under the same log. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/331/31475321064_cf9d86c462_c.jpg IMG_6800-2 by Noah Mueller , on ...
by Noah M
January 13th, 2017, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weird Salamander
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Weird Salamander

Alright, what about this one? I'm 100% sure it is Ambystoma opacum , but is this a patternless one, a juvenile that will later get a pattern, or a melanistic one? The only white I saw anywhere on it was on the toes. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/622/32165112391_0af1515b21_c.jpg IMG_6788-2 by Noah Mu...
by Noah M
January 12th, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Since last time
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Re: Since last time

Looks awesome. I would love to find some of those salamanders sometime.
by Noah M
January 9th, 2017, 2:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 - A good year pt. 2
Replies: 11
Views: 3857

Re: 2016 - A good year pt. 2

Nice collection of herps from both posts. I'd love to find a bog frog some day.
by Noah M
January 9th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades Herping Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 5844

Re: Everglades Herping Questions

Not sure about those WMAs, but other ones I have been too often do not have trails. They have fire breaks and lanes you can walk or pathways and small roads for hunters when it is hunting season.
by Noah M
January 9th, 2017, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fourth Quarter 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Re: Fourth Quarter 2016

Neat stuff. I always love salamander posts.